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Blade Splicer
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Blade Splicer

Reviewed December 22, 2011

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Blade Splicer

I've always been a fan of the "creature plus one" style of card. Part of me wishes they could finally decide whether it's green or white, but until they do, Blade Splicer will probably be its poster child. Even without her granting a keyword ability, the golem is a solid creature, and with her, there are an awful lot of early creatures that can't touch it. Once you start combining the Splicer with Flicker or Doubling Season effects, things can get downright insane. Like a lot of cards from New Phyrexia, Blade Splicer's influence goes far beyond just one block or one Standard season.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Blade Splicer which is a three mana White 1/1 that puts a 3/3 golem into play and gives your golems First Strike. 
While other splicers are available in White the aggressive costing of this makes it useful to multiple deck designs which can include Golem themes, artifact combo, or even general White horde builds.  Overall this is a very playable card and one that is making an impact even at the competitive levels.
For Limited a three mana creature that gives four attacking power, two bodies, and the 3/3 side having First Strike is an automatic inclusion in any build using White.  Sealed decks should consider this as a primary reason to play the color, at least splashing it for the easily managed single White mana symbol.  While Booster should make this a first pick which can potentially be supported with other golems and splicers.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


     Welcome to another great card of the day review here at Pojo.com! This time we are looking at Blade Splicer from New Phyrexia. Blade Splicer is a rare white creature human artificer that costs two generic and one white mana and is a 1/1. When Blade Splicer enters the battlefield, put a 3/3 Golem token onto the battlefield, and golem creatures you control have first strike.

       I love the splicers, all of them. They were one of the coolest things that I think New Phyrexia brought us. The fact that for a single mana cost, you get two creatures (three for Maul Splicer) and the then gain an additional ability. That is just begging for them to be built around each other. I think that the biggest let down was that the splicers never made it to each color (black and red never received splicers).

      Back to Blade Splicer though. Blade Splicer is definitely one of the better Splicers. The fact that it is only three mana, and then gets you a 3/3 first strike is just insanity. But let us analyze this even farther. Once you begin dropping out some other white splicers, you could end up with an army of 4/4 vigilant first strikers. Even more ridiculous. But lets just for one second go another direction. There was a particularly good blue splicer, Wing Splicer, that gives Golems flying. And once you begin to dabble in blue, you should take note of a second main card, Xenograft. Xenograft now lets you choose a cretaure type when it enters the battlefield, all creatures you control become of that type. This means that if you choose Golem, all your creatures now get the benefits from your Splicers. And with Blade Splicer out, all your creatures then gain first strike. And we also know how well white likes to spit out tokens, well, now they will all be Golems, and gain first strike.

       Even when not used in combination with blue, you are still able to machine out a ton of golems other ways, that will love being pumped up by the Blade Splicer.
Limited: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


Welcome back readers todays card of the day is quite popular as getting two bodies is a fantastic deal. In standard this is seeing play in all sorts of white decks and most notably in the successor to Caw Blade decks white/ blue blade style decks. A 3/3 first strike is nothing to sneeze at and the 1/1 body when the token is dead can sword up. In modern and extended this card fills a similar role providing a threat on the board for a reasonable cost.  In eternal formats this card is severely outclassed. In casual and multiplayer splicer decks based around the golems and various tricks are a synergistic and somewhat powerful deck style whose power is diminished in multiplayer. In limited its easily splashable and not a bomb but a solid card for your decks. Overall a solid card capable of improving your broad presence and can beat down.
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

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